Vodafone India has collaborated with Indian Railways to set up a free WiFi zone at Ahmedabad Railway station, Kalupur.
“Vodafone’s free Wi-Fi zone is network agnostic and any mobile phone user can avail of this benefit, regardless of which telecom service provider they are aligned with. Vodafone’s free WiFi zone facilitates 100 MB or 20 minutes of uninterrupted usage, whichever lapses first,â€ said Vodafone in a press release.
“A mobile phone user can connect once in 24 hours from one unique number. Vodafone is one of the first telecom service providers in India to activate this innovative initiative linking branding and mass customer engagement, at a popular public outpost,â€ the operator further added.
Announcing Vodafone’s free WiFi zone, Jayesh Gadia, business head – Gujarat, Vodafone India said, “Whether you are passing by or waiting, now platform No 1 at Ahmedabad Railway Station, Kalupur, is going to be the cool spot to hang out and stay connected round the clock, thanks to Vodafone.â€
Free WiFi in Train Stations Across India
Note that Indian Railways has also partnered with Google to provide free Hi-Speed WiFi across 400 railway stations in the country through Google Fiber, a project by Google which currently is providing fast internet services in US.
The partnership has been named as ‘Project Nilgiri’ and in the first phase they will provide connectivity to 400 railway station in around four months. The project is expected to have two phases.
Under this train passengers can avail free high speed Internet connection at railway station for first 30 minutes and after the time limit is over they will be migrated to lower speed internet connection.
Presently, Indian Railways is providing free WiFi connectivity on select routes of Rajdhani Express through satellite connectivity.